Even though both could be created on the computer, there was a huge gap between the types of software used in their creation: the ways of thinking they required, the way they deal with time, the room they provide for spontaneous decisions, etc. Since some time however, computers have become so powerful that this gap has become unnecessary. Music- and visual software developers have been a bit slow to catch on to this fact though, leaving it up to programmer-artists to program their own solutions.
Having mostly technical artists enter this field however results in a specific kind of thinking and aesthetic, very focussed on technical achievements. It limits the diversity of people and artistic expressions we see around us: it gets quite boring. To help solve this problem, Tarik is one of the co-developers of Videosync, which allows people to use Ableton Live (a music program) to create realtime visuals and close the gap between image and sound, free from the technical barriers normally surrounding this field.
During this workshop we will introduce you to the Videosync software and dive deep into the many possibilities that this type of creation allows us to discover.
Outline We'll start with a personal introduction where we talk about what we're doing and the thoughts behind it. Then we'll introduce Videosync as well as the ideas behind it.
This will all be combined with a live demonstrations of Videosync's visual capabilities. Also the different kinds of audiovisual connections that can be achieved, will be demonstrated. During all of this, workshop participants will be encouraged to experiment with these possbilities, and guided through the process.